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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781423388203
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A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel’s luminous novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan’s West Village.

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor—even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her boyfriend, is suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse. The struggling art gallery owner does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her home becomes a whole new world.

First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father fighting for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to start a new chapter in life after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year, Francesca discovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people in her life. The house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and hope—and in the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patty | 2/19/2014

    " I can't believe this book was written by Danielle Steel. It was poorly written, redundant, repetitive, head hopped all the way through it and it didn't hold my interest. I had to struggle to finish it. The story had a good plot line, but the immature writing took away from the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marnie | 2/15/2014

    " I knew exactly what was going to happen but I still enjoyed it anyway!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci Walker | 2/9/2014

    " Good read. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Surette | 2/7/2014

    " great book all her books are so good... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Drayer | 2/6/2014

    " Well, if you are familiar with Danielle Steel, a good summer read on the beach. Helps we think of summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 1/29/2014

    " going on second time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Count4telus.net | 1/19/2014

    " Your typical Steele read. But a goof read between books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 1/19/2014

    " Nothing really happened in this book, a bit of a waste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa | 1/15/2014

    " This book was a sweet story of a girl's 2nd chance at love. Love it! One of Steel's best, and it's a very well written book, with real-life characters (very dynamic, you can obviously see the change in them all) and they are all so loveable and easily imaginable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brita Long | 12/31/2013

    " Fun to read, but the most perfect example of telling, not showing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer P | 12/28/2013

    " I used to read a lot of Danielle Steel books years ago and I needed a light read after the last book I read, so I decided to give her new one a try. The story was nice, it was definitely a light read. It was very annoying though how often the author repeats herself from page to page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christen Leatherman | 12/14/2013

    " I'm a Danielle Steel junkie so like all of hers, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Dennington | 12/14/2013

    " I loved this Steel book. I read it in just a few days. It is a sweet, quick easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryliz | 12/10/2013

    " A good beach read.. I used to love DS books . Maybe at the age of 50, it just doesn't hit you the same. Pleasant enough. Characters could have been more developed.. Predictable plot lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 6/16/2013

    " A enjoyalble book by Danielle Steel. AS a world seem to come together the pluming went and things started to breakdown in a world that was just coming together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koki | 5/3/2013

    " I just love Danielle Steel what can I say? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 3/12/2013

    " I think if I had been reading this book instead of listening in the car, I might not have made it to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jinx | 5/22/2012

    " Easy read. As usual, Danielle Steel created a well written story. She is a master at developing her characters and making you feel like you know them and fall in love with the protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nor Farhana | 5/22/2012

    " The fact that people who you hardly know can actually be your loved ones. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bev | 5/1/2012

    " Awful. Cant believe I read it - was she this bad when I was in high school? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shana | 4/24/2012

    " Wow...what a horribly written book. As other reviews said, it is very repetetive. The characters are kind of all over the place and the narrative jumps around so at times it is hard to follow. Disappointin from Danielle Steele. It had potential to be good, but I am stretching to give it 2 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Dean | 4/3/2012

    " I probably haven't read Danielle Steel for more than 20 years. I read many of her books back then and seemed to enjoy them. I thought I would try a new one. It was OK, but I don't like the dark side, I was uncomfortable with it for a long time. This is not why I read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kris | 1/29/2012

    " Typical, wouldn't read again. A book where you definately don't have to think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Elkins | 11/3/2011

    " I liked it. Reminds me of earlier books of hers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mum | 9/22/2011

    " Yuck. Judgement through the eyes of the narrator based on those values. None of it felt right. By the end, there was no character left who was remotely credible or likable. No longer will I consider her books a safe fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 N | 9/14/2011

    " Oy. I read this to understand how Danielle Steele built her empire. I think I get it, and the future looks bleak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/1/2011

    " typical Danielle Steel book. Enjoyable, mindless read where all works out in the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/29/2011

    " Yes, I really liked this appealing novel of a diverse group brought together by this house to form a family. Either Steel is getting better or I am getting more tolerant. Easy summer reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/27/2011

    " Another quick read by Danielle Steel. Her books always keep my interest and this is no difference. One of the characters gets involved with internet dating and you could see the outcome early on. The romance between characters is true Steel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 6/23/2011

    " A nice light read book. Read it in just a few days. Wasn't too mushy like she can sometimes be. Enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/22/2011

    " Good story, but in the first part of the book the author repeats herself alot. It seems like she is just filling pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dena | 6/22/2011

    " I thought this was a Great Danielle Steele book! Easy fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denice | 6/22/2011

    " Relly liked this book. Haven't read Danielle Steel in a while but it was entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 6/22/2011

    " Quick easy read. Touches on some tough subjects. Very likeable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2011

    " I used to read a lot of Danielle Steel books years ago and I needed a light read after the last book I read, so I decided to give her new one a try. The story was nice, it was definitely a light read. It was very annoying though how often the author repeats herself from page to page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/19/2011

    " Fairly typical Danielle Steel. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penelope | 6/16/2011

    " Better than a lot of Danielle Steel's books, it is a very quick read but seems to be rushed at the end. Also it gets annoying when the author uses dated words and expressions that show her age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kathi | 6/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this book as I do all the author's writings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kris | 6/14/2011

    " Typical, wouldn't read again. A book where you definately don't have to think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 6/12/2011

    " typical Danielle Steele--"brain candy" easy on the brain and not much substance!! okay for a hot summer afternoon but not much else..... "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.